Political office holders in Kogi State have donated N1million to the state’s COVID-19 account to tackle the coronavirus scourge in the state.
This followed the directive of the state government on partial lockdown of social, religious and economic activities in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Dr Ayoade Folashade Arike, said the donation was a demonstration of the state government’s commitment to defending the people against the deadly virus.
On his part, the commissioner for Information and Communication, Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo, who had earlier donated foodstuffs, toiletries and medical consumables to the people of Mopamuro in the state, said the N1million was a token of their contribution to ensure the welfare of the people, especially at this trying time of the break-out of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
He reiterated that the donations are mainly for the aged, because they are the ones most likely to be affected by the virus due to their relatively tired immune system.
Fanwo also emphasized that Coronavirus was a serious challenge against the whole world, that it is no issue that should be taken political. He said the items are for all Mopamuro people and not for any group of persons or political parties.
He said, “We need to concentrate on all, especially the aged people whose immunity cannot fight the virus. We understand the hardship the sit-at-home directive will inflict on the people; but it is a necessary measure to arrest the spread of the virus.
“We will do more in the coming weeks. What we gave now is just to reassure you that we are with the Mopamuro people in this trying period”.